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THE CUCKOO CLOCK! “Like the fella says, in Italy for 30-years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love. They had 500-years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce? The cuckoo clock! So long, Holly!“ – Orson Welles as Harry Lime in 1949’s ‘The Third Man’

What Shkreli did is despicable, but there’s an aspect to this that is being ignored. Some of Congress’ biggest donors are doing essentially the same thing.

Pharmaceutical companies are raising the prices of their drugs to astronomical levels — perhaps not as high as Shkreli, but for the same reason — and few in Congress seem as outraged by that as they are with Shkreli.

Hard to accept that these imbeciles represent the people in our government.
— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) February 4, 2016
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RIGHT-TO-WORK LAWS HAVE ONLY 2-PURPOSES:
1- REMOVE LABOR WORKERS’ NEGOTIATOR SO WORKERS HAVE TO NEGOTIATE FOR THEMSELVES
& ALL BY THEMSELVES INDIVIDUALLY!
2- WEAKEN DEMOCRATIC PARTY, WHOSE MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS ARE LABOR UNIONS!
That’s why Scott Walker, Minnesota Governor, & Comrades were laughing, applauding, joking & Thumbing Their Noses at Minnesotans when Walker signed the Bill!

MINNESOTANS JOIN 24 OTHER STATES WITH RIGHT-TO-WORK, WHO NOW HAVE ‘FREEDOM FROM REPRESENTATION’!

Who are the Cuckoos now in Minnesota and the other 24? Continue reading

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AMERICAN CAPITALISM SERIES, Part I: THE CAPITALISM MYSTIQUE! Political Solutions Without Reliance On The Greedy Rich, Corporations, The Mainstream Media, Democrats, Republicans Or The Supreme Court! That In Itself Is A New Concept! Richard Wolff Offers Viable, Innovative, Unconventional Solutions To Correct Capitalism’s Selfishness, Unfairness & Excesses. Politicians Either Can’t Or Won’t Solve Problems. New Thinking And New Approaches Are Needed To Achieve Results For Currently Insoluble Dilemmas & Future Crises Just As FDR Used During The Great Depression. There Have Been 13 Depressions Or Recessions Since 1929. Every President Has Had At Least 1. Each Promises, “My Policies Will (1) End Current Crisis And (2) Ensure We Never Have A Crisis Like This Again!” Has Any President Succeeded In Keeping His Promise To Date? You Tell Me!

TABACCO: The “OCCUPY MOVEMENTS” are futile, unsuccessful attempts by REAL Grass Roots to achieve Economic Change. They could not succeed because at its heart it requires the Individual Rich, the Corporatists, the MSM and the Politicos to feel so embarrassed, so ashamed that they would capitulate and DO THE RIGHT THING! You can never embarrass those guys enough to achieve your own Goals of FAIRNESS! Nor will they respond favorably to entreaty and pleading!

“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found the exact measure of injustice and wrong, which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” – Frederick Douglass

Without a doubt, this Series is the most important and universal subject I have tackled since I began blogging in 2005. Continue reading

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Michigan Voters Face YES & NO MIXED BAG OF INITIATIVES At Polls In November: (A) One Initiative seeks to enshrine collective bargaining rights in the state constitution to stave off future attacks on unions = VIABLE SOLUTION + (B) TROJAN HORSE: controversial state law that allows the governor to appoint an unelected emergency manager or corporation to take over financially distressed towns and cities and effectively fire elected officials = PRIVATIZATION OF CITIES/END OF “DEMOCRACY”. What If The Governor Is Republican: A Very Dangerous Precedent! All Republicans Have To Do Is Change Terminology, And Nobody Recognizes PRIVATIZATION & Reversing The Will Of The Electorate! Republicans Are Not So Smart; Democrats Are Just Gullible! Tails, They Win; Heads, We Lose! Mostly, I’m Ashamed To Be A Democrat!

AMY GOODMAN: Voters here in Michigan will be asked in November to decide the future of a controversial state law that allows the governor to appoint an unelected emergency manager or corporation to take over financially distressed towns and cities and effectively fire elected officials. The law, which is now on hold, empowers unelected managers to sell off public property, shred union contracts, privatize government services, without any input from local voters. Critics have described it as Michigan’s “local dictators” law. Continue reading

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